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    GameCam Alternatives

    GameCam is described as 'in-game recording software that captures video while you play and can capture screenshots with multiple screenshot image formats' and is a screenshot capture tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GameCam for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Steam, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is MSI Afterburner, which is free. Other great apps like GameCam are Bandicam Screen Recorder, CamStudio, Action! and Gamecaster.

    GameCam is mainly a Screen Recorder but alternatives to it may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GameCam.
    This page was last updated Dec 24, 2021
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    GameCam is an in-game recording software that captures video while you play and can capture screenshots with multiple...
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    1. A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.
    2. Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.

    3. Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple interface with ability to record in AVI or export as swf.


      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.


      As described on VirusTotal comment ( if you download CamStudio from, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.

    4. Action! allows real-time recording/capture of Windows Aero desktop in a superb HD video quality. With Action! you can record web player videos, your gameplay, display game framerates, add live audio commentary to create high quality tutorials, record music, capture screenshots...
    5. The world's easiest way to start streaming or recording your PC or Console games.
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    6. VSDC Free Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use lightweight screen recorder software that lets you capture your PC screen and save it in the MP4 format. It lets you capture the entire desktop screen, a selected area or even a videogame window of any resolution.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Kooha is a simple screen recorder built with GTK.
    7. Ultimate screen recorder software for game recording, video tutorials, product demos, YouTube videos and more. Screenbits allows you to capture screen content, system sound, microphone and camera into HD/4K quality video files.
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